Some Rise by Sin

Some Rise by Sin

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"The Mexican village of San Patricio is being menaced by a bizarre, cultish drug cartel infamous for its brutality. As the townspeople try to defend themselves by forming a vigilante group, the Mexican army and police have their own ways of fighting back. Into this volatile mix of forces for good and evil (and sometimes both) steps an unlikely broker for peace: Timothy Riordan, an American missionary priest who must decide whether to betray his vows to stop the unspeakable violence and help the people he has pledged to protect. Riordan's fellow expatriate Lisette Moreno serves the region in a different way, as a doctor who makes "house calls" to impoverished settlements, advocating modern medicine to a traditional society wary of outsiders. To gain acceptance, she must keep secret her rocky love affair with artist Pamela Childress, whose troubled emotions lead Moreno to question their relationship. Together, Lisette and Riordan tend to their community. But when Riordan oversteps the bounds of his position, his personal crisis echoes the impossible choices facing a nation beset by instability and bloodshed."
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781627794749
Branch Call Number: Fiction Caputo
Characteristics: 335 pages ; 25 cm


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Jan 09, 2018

This is a sadly mediocre, formulaic book. I remember reading Caputo's big book a couple decades ago, so I thought this would be worth it.
50-100 pages in, I was actually embarrassed (for the author and me) to be reading what is basically an adolescent-level book full of cliches and predictable politically correct junk. I just closed the cover and took it back.
Such a disappointingly low caliber book.
Makes me wonder if "Rumors of War" was actually all that good or if I was just immature and simplistic back then...


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